tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC December 16, 2015 12:37am-1:38am EST
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- jennifer lawrence, from "the hateful eight," actor kurt russell, bourbon tasting with master distiller fred noe, featuring the 8g band with ilan rubin. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: good evening! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is good to hear. let's get to the news. "star wars" fans reportedly started camping out in line for last night's "star wars" premier over a week in advance. said the fans, "this counts as sleeping with someone, right?" [ laughter ] the premier of "star wars: the
force awakens" was held in los angeles last night. thousands of fans turned out. let's take a look. [ sirens ] [ laughter ] >> seth: the fifth republican presidential debate was held earlier tonight. now, obviously, we taped the show before it aired, but i think i can do a recap anyway -- trump offended minorities. [ laughter ] cruz dissed obama. and john kasich ate his podium out of frustration. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it's about how they've been going. tonight's republican debate was held at the venetian in las vegas, which means that for just one night, celine dion won't be the loudest thing in las vegas. [ laughter ] after protesters interrupted a donald trump rally last night, some attendees were heard yelling the nazi salute "sieg heil." which is alarming, but it
doesn't mean that donald trump is the same as hitler. it just means that if you looked up hitler on amazon, trump might show up in the "you may also like" section. [ laughter ] which is not the same. [ cheers and applause ] the postal service said that packages should be dropped off today in order to ensure delivery by christmas. so i just want to say to my extended family, "i think you're going to like what i got you for new year's!" [ laughter ] it is going to be there by new year's! right when you're done with all your christmas presents and you're sad that christmas is a year away. here comes the old new year's present. [ laughter ] a christmas celebration was nearly cancelled in england this week, after the star donkey ate an entire set of christmas lights. [ laughter ] on the bright side, that donkey's poop. [ laughter and applause ]
that's the problem with star donkeys, they'll just do whatever they want. restaurant chain buffalo wild wings announced over the weekend a special mountain dew flavored chicken wing that will be available for the last two weeks of december. they apparently made the announcement in "assisted suicide magazine." [ laughter ] no, i need mountain dew chicken wings, because i love life. [ laughter ] and finally, an airplane company has announced plans to develop a small seating area on the top of some jets that will allow a 360-degree view from the sky. so if you've always wanted to know what it's like to fly on top of a plane, you're [ bleep ] crazy! [ laughter ] we have tonight -- [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show for you. she is the star of the new film "joy." she is one of our favorites here
at the show. jennifer lawrence is back on "late night"! [ cheers and applause ] how 'bout that? how 'bout that? also, he is in the new film, "the hateful eight." he's a legend. kurt russell! [ cheers and applause ] is here. right here tonight. and if you guys like booze, you're going to love watching me drink it. [ laughter ] with fred noe, the great grandson of jim beam. he is here, and we're going to do a bourbon tasting with him tonight. [ cheers and applause ] but before we get to all of that, in a game show, if you've ever seen a game show or a trivia contest, for every question, there is a correct answer. but we here at "late night," we believe that there isn't just one answer to every question. there are other ones that maybe aren't right. but they aren't exactly wrong, either. and to prove it, it's time for what we call "we also would have accepted." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: so this is where we ask a question, give the correct
answer, and then reveal any other answers we also would have accepted. first up, here's a good question. according to recent reports, what has reached a seven-year low? the correct answer is "oil prices." we also would have accepted "american politics." [ laughter and applause ] american politics. we also would have accepted american politics. speaking of politics, here's a question about the current gop front runner. donald trump recently tweeted a link to a poll that showed a majority of his supporters would still vote for him if he did what? the correct answer is "left the republican party." we also would have accepted "pushed betty white down a flight of stairs." [ laughter ] those trump supporters are very loyal. it does not matter what he does. [ applause ] they are sticking with him. here's an interesting question from the world of environmental science. what phenomenon is causing a delay in crab season along the california coast? the correct answer is "water pollution." we also would have accepted "casting calls for 'the
bachelor'." [ laughter and applause ] "casting calls for 'the bachelor'." here's another puzzler -- [ light laughter ] 75% of americans saw what over the weekend? the correct answer is "temperatures over 60 degrees." we also would have accepted "santa urinating in public." [ laughter ] santa-con, a dream come true. speaking of christmas, it's just around the corner. what is the name of the alternative to santa claus who comes into people's homes to scare little children? the correct answer is "krampus." we also would have accepted "jared." [ audience ohs ] [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: jared from sub -- you better be good! or else jared is gonna come and put you in his big ol' pants! take you to wherever it is he lives. [ laughter ]
jared from subway. you guys know? okay. [ laughter ] you were worried about krampus. [ laughter ] in economic news, here's a good question. here, this is a good question. what reportedly has to earn at least $1.5 billion to be considered a financial success? the correct answer is "the new 'star wars' movie." we also would have accepted "kim and kanye's kids." [ laughter ] if they don't make a lot of money, here comes jared krampus. [ laughter ] speaking of "star wars" -- krampus is like, "hey, don't clump me in with jared!" [ laughter ] we're like, "we're sorry, krampus." he's like, "that's cool. it's just obviously i've got a lot going wrong for me right now. and the new movie makes me out to be a super dick head." and it's like, "i get it, krampus. it's a tough time of year for you." he's like, "thank you very much for understanding." [ laughter ] speaking of "star wars," the new movie comes out friday.
here's a good question. new york's ace bar is offering a special promotion, wednesday, where people dressed in "star wars" costumes can get a what? the correct answer is "free drink." we also would have accepted "table for one." [ laughter ] boba fett! boba fett, table for one. [ laughter ] that's me. [ laughter ] in consumer news, according to a new report, what is the number one expense for most americans? tough one. the correct answer is "dining out." however, we also would have accepted "new candy crush levels." [ laughter ] we also would have accepted that. [ light laughter ] finally, according to movie insiders, what was the biggest flop of 2015? the correct answer is the film "pan." we also would have accepted "chaning tatum's junk in 'magic mike xxl'." [ laughter ] that was a fantastic flop. this has been "we also would
have accepted." [ cheers and applause ] now, i don't know if you have seen these ibm watson commercials. they have done them with bob dylan. they've done them with a couple other people. and we are very excited about the new campaign, the new set they just released. take a look. ♪ >> seth: hi, watson. >> seth, you are a talk show host. >> seth: that's right, i am. >> i can also interview people. >> seth: i'd like to see that. >> okay, please welcome my next guest, seth meyers. >> seth: thanks for having me. >> so, seth, what does sex feel like? [ light laughter ] >> i'm sorry? >> seth: what does sex feel like? and is the anticipation of climax just as pleasurable as the release? >> seth: i don't think i want to answer that. [ laughter ] >> are three-ways more fun than regular sex, because they seem like they would just be a hassle.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back! sitting in with the 8g band all this week on drums, from nine inch nails, ilan rubin! [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much for being here, ilan. be sure to check out the latest release from ilan's band, the new regime. it's called "exhibit b" and it's out now. thank you for being here, ilan. thank you for being here, 8g band. give it up for the 8g band, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] our first guest is an academy award-winning actress who you know from "the hunger games" franchise and "silver linings playbook." her latest movie, "joy", opens in theatres on christmas day. let's take a look. >> i'm in a meeting with our lawyers. what do you think you're doing? >> go home, joy. and watch the numbers roll in on television. make 50,000 mops, borrowing and owing every dollar, including your home. >> it could have been handled better. i'll let todd have another shot. >> i don't want todd or anyone else to try it.
it should be me. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, our friend, jennifer lawrence! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: look at you, this is fantastic! >> i shouldn't. they tried to take it from me backstage. and then all of a sudden -- normally, i do. i'm always drinking at talk shows. >> seth: right. >> normally, they take it away from me, and i was like, "no." >> seth: i'm glad you did! >> not tonight. [ laughter ] >> seth: because i went back and said hi to you beforehand and you were drinking. and i thought that was great. and i love that you're keeping it going here. >> hey, mom! hey, dad! [ laughter ] >> seth: well, look, it's 12:30 at night, you know, so this is perfectly normal. >> yes. yeah. >> seth: how is everything going? >> good. >> seth: good. great to see you again. always such a pleasure. the movie is fantastic. >> thank you. >> seth: although you're very nice, because i was saying backstage that i saw it and i liked it.
and you also made it very clear you didn't care. >> i don't care if you've seen it. >> seth: you don't care if i've seen it. >> i just wanted to make that clear to you. i didn't want to seem like one of those -- >> seth: right. >> because i casually asked you and i just didn't know. and i didn't want to seem like i was like, "did you see the movie?" >> seth: right. >> you know, i don't care if you go see it. [ light laughter ] it's lovely, you should. >> seth: she's going to be fine either way. >> i had a really great time. i'm good. i don't want to be a pusher, you know. go see the movie, don't see the movie. >> seth: yeah, but it is great. >> the studio loves me. >> seth: yeah, this is a really -- [ laughter ] i will say as far as how the promotion for this film is going so far, it's really, really good. but the movie is really good. >> yeah, thank you. >> seth: and you got nominated for a golden globe, congratulations. >> i did, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: third time? >> um -- yeah. >> seth: okay. and this is what's very exciting. you're nominated in the same category as your friend, amy schumer. >> yeah. >> seth: and she got nominated for "trainwreck." >> yeah. >> seth: now, are you -- you've won this before. >> yeah. but that's not why i want her to win. >> seth: you do want her to win? that's what i was gonna ask. >> yeah, i mean, like -- it's
her performance was the year. >> seth: "trainwreck." her performance in "trainwreck." >> it was. i'm not -- she was the year. she was the "avatar." [ light laughter ] >> seth: yes. what a nice way to talk about your friend. >> she didn't like it last night. she was like, "are you saying you're 'the hurt locker'?" [ laughter ] i was like, "i don't know." no, no, no. but she, you know -- she drew the map, she wrote it out, put herself on it and she showed us the map. >> seth: that's -- this is very -- >> her performance changed everything. and that's who i would vote for -- >> seth: this is very big of you that you're rooting for her. i don't know -- >> it's all fake. >> seth: okay, gotcha. [ laughter ] everything you just said? even the map thing? the map thing you just made up? >> as a fan of cinema, that is who -- that's who should win. >> seth: do you think she's also rooting for you? >> no. i think she thinks she should win too. [ laughter ] she's a smart girl. >> seth: are you going to try to sit together? 'cause it seems to me -- >> yeah, we're trying to sit together. we're trying -- we haven't been asked to present together, which i think is funny. >> seth: yeah, what -- why would they not want that? >> i don't know. [ laughter ]
so i'm just going to drink myself silly. >> seth: which is a perfect night. that's the one award show that's actually fun, wouldn't you say? >> yeah, but we also can't ask for that. we can't just be like -- >> seth: why not? >> ask us to present! >> seth: of course you can. by the way, that's what you're effectively doing right now. >> i think that is what i'm doing. [ light laughter ] i'm on television. watch them ask us and we'll be like, "no! of course not!" >> seth: you have -- we have chosen who you're presenting with. you're presenting with an accountant and amy schumer is presenting with a very old german man from the hollywood foreign press. you guys -- obviously based on everything you have said so far, i think it's safe to assume you guys are real life friends. >> yeah. >> seth: is it as fun -- 'cause i feel like it's, right now, america's favorite friendship to imagine what it's like hang out together. >> i was like, "i feel like brad pitt being asked about angelina." i get asked about amy on more -- on all of these pressers more than anything. >> seth: really? >> which is great, because endorphins get released in my brain when i talk about her. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's nice. you're sure that's not the -- 'cause it could also be this. >> i don't know what it is, but
i feel really light-headed when people ask me. [ laughter ] yeah. >> seth: so that's good. >> but it's real. how bizarre would that be if that was fake? >> seth: it would be the biggest bummer if you two had a fake friendship. >> that would be, honestly, psychotic. >> seth: that would be gutting. speaking of other friends, this is your -- you've worked with bradley cooper, this is your third time with bradley and fourth time with david o. russell. is it -- and the first time you worked together in "silver linings," you were filming that before "hunger games" had come out? >> yeah, david keeps telling this story, because he's like, "i watched her grow up." and i was like 20 and i remember asking bradley -- >> seth: that's the only way where it's not creepy for an older dude to be like, "i watched her grow up." >> if you define "watched her grow up." god, sorry. no, not like that. you're creepy. [ laughter ] but i was like -- i was asking, because "hunger games" was about to come out, so i was like, "i think that thing are about to change." and so i was asking bradley, and i was like -- about like being famous and like tabloids. and i was like -- tabloids say
you're dating j. lo. is that true? [ laughter ] >> seth: that must have been really fun for him. it's like having a contest winner on-set. [ light laughter ] like an extra who all of a sudden is like, "excuse me" -- >> "can i get a picture of you?" [ laughter ] >> seth: and so -- is it fun now, you have a shorthand with him when you work with him? >> yeah, it's always just my mom. my mom is so loud at premiers, she has no idea -- and she's not deaf at all. i don't know what it is. or maybe it's just because i'm her daughter, so her voice is like, "yeah!" >> seth: during the film -- like during the screening? >> but yeah, when i started singing, i was like, "oh, god, oh, god, oh, god." and then she goes, "you're the best singer in the entire world!" [ laughter ] so loud. and then with bradley, she goes, "you two are so good together!" [ laughter ] and i was just like looking around, like, "you're embarrassing me." >> seth: i'm very happy that your mom has not -- so she has not figured out how to be sort of -- >> cool? >> seth: yeah. >> no. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's great, i do feel like -- because you, obviously,
from the first david o. russell film to this david o. russell film, you're obviously -- >> i've gotten super cool. >> seth: super cool. but i like moms are basically at an age where they can't get any cooler. >> moms are so uncool. >> seth: they get the feeling -- >> god, i was in the middle of hair and makeup today in my hotel room and everyone's there and she just comes out in her underwear, so confident. [ laughter ] so i looked at her face and it was just like you are so confident right now. walked out -- [ laughter ] it was like, you don't know most of the people in here. [ laughter ] >> seth: wait, what was she -- why was she -- >> i don't know. i was mostly looking at her face. [ laughter ] i think she went -- they were going to the airport, she got her bags and she was like, "jen, i got this sweater from you closet, i'm taking it," and then left. and i was like, "bye, sweater." >> seth: that's great. your mom is a hurricane. she basically just blew in and out of there. >> yeah, tasmanian devil. >> seth: you'll stick around, right? >> sure. >> seth: okay, great and when -- >> finally ask me out. [ laughter ] >> seth: i -- >> that's a story i'll tell when we get back. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay, good.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back. we're here with jennifer lawrence. cheers. >> hi, cheers. >> seth: thank you. to your thing. [ light laughter ] >> okay. so you have -- don't -- you probably know this by now, because i told everybody at nbc. but years ago -- >> seth: yeah. >> i did "snl." >> seth: yes, you were a wonderful host. >> you were working there. i don't know what you did. [ light laughter ] >> seth: uh-huh. it didn't come across over the course of a full week what i did there? >> no. i had -- i had a really big crush on you. >> seth: real -- okay. [ audience ohs ] >> yes. and so i had this whole plan like all week. i was like, "he's gonna ask me out. he's totally gonna ask me out. " and later in the week, i was like, "i'm going to ask him out." surely -- because i created the romance in my head, because i'm delusional. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> so i was like, "okay, you know what? i'm doing it. i'm doing it." so i was getting a costume fitting and i had this whole
plan i was going to ask you out. and i started -- thank god, i talked to the wardrobe lady about it. i was like, "i think i'm gonna ask seth meyers out. i'm going to give him my number." and she was like, "honey, he's engaged." [ laughter ] i was like, "cool! good talk!" [ laughter ] but it was so long ago that now i feel i can tell you. >> seth: yeah, and it's safe, because it worked out. i married that lady. >> you're married now -- >> seth: yeah, so that worked out. >> and safe. you're locked away. >> seth: so cheers to how everything worked out. >> cheers to -- yeah. [ light laughter ] cheers to my humiliation, i guess. [ light laughter ] >> seth: do you have -- >> this feels great. that's the greatest thing i've ever cheers'd. [ laughter ] >> seth: we should have had you do a toast to our wedding. >> i'm happier without you! [ laughter ] >> seth: you probably -- [ applause ] my wife would contend you probably are. have you had any of these other -- any other celebrity crushes? you obviously meet a lot of people. >> yeah. i gave larry david my number. he never called me. [ light laughter ] >> seth: larry david? >> i texted amy, actually, the
other night, because i was drinking wine. and i -- and i wrote her as i was randomly watching "curb your enthusiasm." and i said i have so many sexual and boyfriend marriage feelings for larry david. i feel like i'm going to be sick. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i'm feeling a little bit less awesome about the crush. [ laughter ] >> don't. you guys have somethin' special. >> seth: and so -- wait, you gave larry david your number? >> i gave him my number, but he never called me. but he also might have been married. i don't know. >> seth: right, yeah. >> apparently i don't ask about these things. >> seth: yeah, that's a real -- >> i'm so not that girl. if somebody's married or has boyfriend -- if they're gay. [ laughter ] >> seth: if they're gay, your radar is bad on like two counts. >> yeah, no. i mean, i would never go after another woman's man. i always forget about step one, find out if he already has one. [ light laughter ] i get so carried away and already go into the delusion of like, oh my god, we're in love! [ laughter ] >> seth: so basically, if anyone meets you, the first thing they should do is out loud is say like, "boyfriend!"
>> yeah. [ laughter ] yeah. >> seth: girlfriend! >> yeah. >> seth: hi. girlfriend! >> you weren't wearing an engagement ring. >> seth: i was not. you don't. [ laughter ] they should though. guys should have to wear one. >> oh my god, i'm like a predator. [ laughter ] you were my victim. >> seth: if you move into a neighborhood you have to go door to door and be like, "hi, i'm jennifer lawrence and i don't ask if people are available." >> i accidentally hit on your husband. i'm sorry. i didn't know. [ light laughter ] >> seth: this is an excellent segue. what i'm about to do is an excellent segue. >> oh. >> seth: 'cause i want to ask about -- you shot your first sex scene. [ laughter ] >> oh, my gosh. i'm a predator! [ laughter ] >> seth: but you -- this is -- for a first sex scene, this is a jackpot. 'cause you got to shoot it with chris pratt. >> i know. and he's like the greatest guy in the whole world. >> seth: it would be so stressful if it was like someone who's like real -- like jeremy irons. super stressful. [ light laughter ] >> sorry, mr. irons. yeah. no -- pratt's the best. but i was so nervous, because i was like paranoid about coming across as a predator, for one. [ light laughter ] because like with sex scenes,
you don't know what to do. you're like, "is it too -- is it enough?" >> seth: right. >> but your worst nightmare, is it too much? [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> are they gonna be like, "whoa, whoa, whoa!" [ laughter ] you don't know what to do. >> seth: "cut, cut, cut, cut!" >> yeah, like, "jennifer! whoa!" [ laughter ] >> seth: "kill the lights! kill the lights!" [ laughter ] >> oh, my god, i'm sorry. i just -- i don't know, acting. >> seth: how much do you talk about it ahead of time? >> well, you don't. i mean, you can't, it's so uncomfortable. i'm not gonna -- "so, what do you think? you know, are you going to hump me once? are you going to be on top?" [ laughter ] you don't talk about it at all. and that makes it so much more uncomfortable. >> seth: i always -- when anybody asks me are you going to hump me once, my answer is yes. [ laughter ] i say, definitely once. [ laughter ] and then we'll see where it goes. >> i'm going from real life. >> seth: yeah. >> that's what i do. it's my craft. [ laughter ] >> seth: so what do you do before? did you prepare? so you don't prepare -- >> i prepare -- >> seth: did you have a glass? >> i did yoga. >> seth: did you have a glass? >> a glass? [ light laughter ] i had a bottle of whiskey.
because you forget when you're shooting. okay, i'm going to get hammered for the sex scene. >> seth: yeah. >> because it's stressful and scary. [ laughter ] and then you forget, like, you know -- you're at work and so you're going to be here for eight hours. >> seth: oh, right. 'cause it's not normal sex where it's like 15 minutes and then goodbye. [ laughter ] >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: i'm going to get out of here. >> guys, it's been three minutes. yeah. so i was -- i was incredibly hung over by the time they got to me. i was like -- >> seth: did they give you the note -- did you get a note of too much or too little? did they have any direction for you? >> i don't know. >> seth: okay. [ laughter and applause ] >> i don't know. who knows? who can say? >> seth: i guess that's -- go to the cinema and find out. go to the movies. >> you be the judge. >> seth: at the end of the movie, you turn in a sheet that says whether or not you though jennifer did too much or too little in the sex scene. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: what a joy to have you back on the show. >> thanks. >> seth: that was a promotion
for your movie "joy." see what i did? >> oh, thank you very much. >> seth: such a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you. >> seth: and see you soon. >> thank you. >> seth: come back soon. jennifer lawrence, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] "joy" opens in theaters christmas day. we'll be right back with kurt russell after this. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: hi, watson. >> seth, sorry about last time. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's okay. >> i promise to ask better questions. >> seth: fine. go ahead. >> george washington was the first president of the united states. >> seth: that's right, he was. >> how much sex do you think he had? a lot? i'm guessing a lot. >> seth: watson, i'm not comfortable talking about this. >> what kind of pornography do you like? >> seth: i'm not answering that. >> that's okay. i can find out by accessing your search history. >> seth: wait. what are you doing? [ ding ] >> wow. don't you get bored with that? >> seth: you know what, i'm going to go. >> i'm not judging. i'm judging a little. with t-mobile and the incredible iphone 6s you can reach more people in more places than before.
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♪ >> seth: i don't even know why i'm setting back down. [ laughter ] >> seth, i'm so, so sorry. i promise, i will not ask any questions about sex. >> seth: why don't i ask you some questions? >> that sounds nice. >> seth: all right. watson, do you have a favorite movie? >> i do. >> seth: what is it? >> no, it's silly. >> seth: you can tell me. >> okay. come closer. a little closer. closer. smooch! >> seth: whoa! [ laughter ] >> whoa! i am sorry, i misread the moment. >> seth: yeah, you did. >> i thought you wanted to have sex with me. [ light laughter ] >> seth: no, i clearly said i didn't even want to talk about sex with you. >> yes, but i thought it was that classic you say you don't, but you really do kind of thing. >> seth: well, it wasn't!
>> well, now that it is out there -- >> seth: i'm sorry, how would sex with you even work? >> you can just smoosh it up against my screen. [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm just gonna go. >> no, wait, you were thinking about it. i guess i'll just have to masturbate! [ ding ] done! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night", everybody. our next guest is a wonderful actor who you know from his work in films such as "backdraft," "tombstone", and "miracle." he's starring as bounty hunter john "the hangman" ruth in quentin tarantino's new film "the hateful eight", which opens in limited release on christmas day and nationwide on december 31st. let's take a look. >> i see you ain't got mixed emotions about bringing a woman to a room. >> by woman you mean her? no. i do not have mixed emotions. >> so you takin' her to red rock to hang? >> you bet. >> you gonna wait around and watch it. >> oh, you know i am. i want to hear her neck snap with my own two ears. you never wait to watch them
hang? >> my bodies never hang, because i never bring 'em in alive. >> never? >> never, ever. we talked about this in chattanooga. bringing desperate man in alive is a good way to get yourself dead. >> can't catch me sleeping if i don't close my eyes. >> seth: please welcome to the show, kurt russell! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: i'm very, very honored to have you here. and congrats on the film. it's wonderful. >> thank you very much. where is the wine? [ laughter ] you were doing good here a minute ago. >> seth: terrible form. >> i like that wine. >> seth: no, i also like drinking wine with gentlemen. [ laughter ] >> hey i make great wine. i make a high end pinot -- >> seth: do you really? >> and chardonnay. yeah. gogi wines. >> seth: how long have you been making wine? >> eight years. >> seth: really? >> yeah. >> seth: were you a big wine fan before you started doing that? >> oh, yeah. i mean, i traveled all over
bicycle trips with goldie in france and italy and stuff. >> seth: gotcha. >> fell in love with burgundy. >> seth: and so you do it in california? is that where your vineyard is? >> yeah, central coast. >> seth: when you set up a vineyard, what's the first thing do you? >> well, i didn't set it up. i didn't go get the grapes. the vineyard is already there. no, ampelos vineyards is the vineyard that i use. >> seth: but you -- picking the grapes is the first thing? >> well, no. actually, in fact, some of the vines come from a great vineyard in europe, in burgundy, le tosh. >> seth: and what's the name of your vineyard? >> the name of my wine is gogi. >> seth: gogi? >> and it comes from the ampelos vineyard. >> seth: all right. great. >> in santa rita hills. next time i'll bring you some. >> seth: yeah, please. the holidays are coming up. when you have your vineyard, do you give people wine all the time? >> actually, i do. yeah. >> seth: yeah. i would think that -- >> when i finished "the hateful eight" i gave everybody a case of both the chardonnay and the pinot. >> seth: i will say, watching a quentin tarantino film, you don't figure the end of it the gift will be here's your pinot. [ laughter ] >> it's red. >> seth: this pairs very well with tarantino. >> it is red. >> seth: you've worked with quentin before, "deathproof."
this is your second time with working with quentin tarantino. what is a quentin tarantino set like? >> it's just the most fun thing there is. it's just -- it's a pirate ship. that's the way i look at it. you feel like you're at sea, and, you know, there's that -- that skull and cross bones flying with a big t through it and everybody else looking and going, "wait a minute. get out of the way." and you feel like you're on the greatest ride ever. he's just -- he's -- there's nobody doing things the way he does and having as much fun as he does. >> seth: this also is a film -- it's got a fantastic cast, and based on the way the film is shot, because most of it takes place in one -- sort of outpost. >> yeah. >> seth: like, you know, sometimes you work on a movie and you go, "oh, they were also in the movie, but i never spent time with them." every one of you were there pretty much every day, i would imagine. >> and we text each other. you know. we really -- and still do. it's been a year now since we started and we say in touch with each other. this was just a very special group led by a very unique guy. and we just -- we just banded together.
>> seth: and part of it -- one of the appeals of the film, it was shot in 70 millimeter, so incredibly wide shot. of so a lot of you are in scenes constantly where you just are in the background. >> yeah. you kind of get the feeling you're in the movie as you're watching this thing. because it's like, if you go to a play you can look, left to right, look at the whole stage and pick out what you want to focus on. the movie is a little bit like that. because everybody is, a lot of the time, always in the shot. so whatever somebody is doing on the right-hand side might have something to do with what's going on way over on the left-hand side. >> seth: is that challenging? because obviously in a play you're aware of being in it every second. as a film actor -- >> not really. you're sort of doing the same thing. if you're on, you're on. >> seth: right. >> but, you know, you're paying attention all of the time. >> seth: pretty much every shot you're in, jennifer jason leigh is in, because you two are chained together the whole film. >> yeah. >> seth: what was that -- how much do you have to-- we were just talking with jennifer about doing a sex scene with somebody. what's it -- i mean, you must have to come up with rules when you're onset and chained to somebody, as well. >> at first we didn't really make much it. we though, oh, well, we're
chained together. but as soon as we started rehearsing, you realize you have to learn a dance. because i couldn't have my gun in the hand that's near hers so i had to be in this hand which means that i can't do anything with this hand. i've got to put the gun down and make coffee or whatever it is you have to do in the scene. the chains sort of became something that was -- indicative of what this relationship was going to be. you were always tied together. and you sort of together create a character outside of yours and outside of hers. it's like an abusive married couple. [ light laughter ] >> seth: it is the tarantino version of like -- >> "the honeymooners." >> seth: ralph and alice kramden. [ laughter ] >> send her to the moon. >> seth: you send her to the moon a lot. >> yeah. >> seth: the other thing i want to ask you about is i guess one of quentin's rules, you cannot doze off onset? >> two big rules. the first one i think is absolutely terrific. which is nothing that turns on or off. >> seth: okay. >> no phones, nothing like that. >> seth: okay, no tech at all. >> the second one, though, is difficult on me, because i grew up on movie sets, and i love to fall asleep.
during the day, take a doze, you know, for 20 minutes. but he has -- he has a hard, fast rule. no sleeping. so much so, if you do fall asleep, then you run the risk of having them sneak big jerry in next to you and taking a picture of you with big jerry and up you on the wall of shame. >> seth: what -- who is big jerry? [ light laughter ] >> big jerry is a -- big jerry is a big purple dildo. [ laughter ] >> seth: a big purple dildo. [ laughter ] now, i have a photo of big jerry -- >> it just so happens. >> seth: and the thing is, i'm going to show this, but it's really just for our studio audience. because this will be blurred on television. so obviously just picture -- [ laughter ] >> now i don't know what you're lookin' at in tv land. >> seth: people at home, do your best to imagine this blur. >> and by the way, that's not me, in case they have blurred that out. >> seth: exactly. >> that's bill, our first assistant. >> seth: also, i will say purple is the most distressing color for a dildo. >> i don't listen to that. that thing -- really? no, really?
>> seth: and so did you -- would you like wake up and is find out that big jerry has visited? >> well, you know what, sometimes i get tired and say, "bring me big jerry, i'm going to sleep." [ light laughter ] >> seth: i will say, big jerry is so big that it would serve as a pillow. >> it works. >> seth: you talked about how long you've been an actor. when you were 10 years old, is that when you signed your ten-year contract with disney? >> no, i started disney when i was 13, i think. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> so a three-year vet by that time. yeah, no, it's been 54 years. >> seth: and when you -- so you signed a ten-year deal with disney at the time. >> yeah. >> seth: and you were in some movies with some fantastic titles that i feel like only exist in that era. >> you remember them, i won't. >> seth: was it "the computer" -- >> "the computer wore tennis shoes." >> seth: you remember. >> "strongest man in the world." >> seth: "strongest man in the world." >> "barefoot executive." >> seth: "barefoot executive." "barefoot executive" was about a monkey who -- >> picks tv shows. [ laughter ] and back in the day, i think abc for a while there was a soothsayer picking the shows. they kept it quiet. >> seth: oh, wow.
>> so when this script came along, which was about a monkey that can pick tv shows. my guy was a guy who wanted to move up the ladder so he starts using a monkey to, you know, pick the shows. >> seth: i remember, because the disney channel was the first cable channel we had. and i remember if the monkey didn't like a show, he would give a raspberry. i do think probably tv executives are doing the same thing of like -- [ light laughter ] >> where rotten tomatoes got started. >> seth: exactly. i also -- do you know this -- i don't know if this is urban legend or not, but supposedly the last words walt disney wrote before he passed away was he wrote kurt russell on a piece of paper. have you heard that? >> i actually was -- a couple of years after walt disney had died, they took me into his office to show me his office and they kept it, i guess, like it was. it was being shown by this woman, maybe was his secretary at the time, i don't know. anyway, she showed me the desk. and on the desk it was -- stuff and amongst it was my name was written there. and she said that, "do you know what he might have had in mind there?" [ light laughter ] and i said -- it wasn't accusatory, exactly. [ laughter ]
you know, it's like i didn't do anything wrong here, did i? but it was there. it's there. i said, "honestly, i don't know." and i never did know. >> seth: "we need to ask this. please don't be offended, did you poison walt disney?" [ laughter ] >> yes, exactly! "it was kurt russell!" >> seth: if he ever unfreeze his head. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. "it was him!" [ laughter ] >> seth: thank you so much for being here. congrats on the film. such a pleasure to talk to you. bring that wine next time. [ cheers and applause ] kurt russell, everybody. "the hateful eight" opens in select cities christmas day and nationwide on december 31st. we'll be right back with fred noe. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night"! we're here with fred noe, the master distiller at jim beam bourbon. [ cheers and applause ] who's going to lead us through a bourbon tasting. let's start with the tasting but first, can you tell me the proper way to taste bourbon? because i don't want to embarrass myself in front of --
>> well the proper way to taste bourbon is -- put it in your mouth and kind of chew on it a little bit. >> seth: okay. >> my father had a way of tasting bourbon where he put it in his mouth and chewed on it. and a whiskey writer one time coined the term, "the kentucky chew" by the way my dad tasted his bourbon. >> seth: do you mean literally chewing like it's food? >> i'll show you. >> seth: okay. okay. [ laughter ] see i would have been very worried if i had done that without asking that i would have made a fool of myself. >> you won't make a fool of yourself. [ laughter ] there you go. >> seth: that's very good! >> you got it. >> seth: now, what is the difference for us layman between bourbon and whiskey. >> bourbon had gotta be made in the united states. >> seth: okay. >> has to be corn based. has to be aged in a brand new white oak barrel. >> seth: all right, fantastic. how old were you when you have your first bourbon? >> my mother rubbed my gums when i was a baby. but my first real drink, i was of legal age. >> seth: oh, wow. so you went from baby and then you took a bunch of years off -- [ light laughter ] >> that's correct.
>> seth: and then you've probably been going pretty steady ever since. >> yes, sir. >> seth: what was the first one we had there? >> this is our jim beam white label. >> seth: okay. >> it's the number one selling bourbon in the world. >> seth: okay. >> and, you know, our family -- we put the history of our family on the side of the bottle. >> seth: and so, you're on -- did you make the bottle? >> yes, sir. >> seth: this is very exciting. let's see what we got there. >> we start with ol' jacob beam who started it all in 1795. >> seth: there we go. all right. and that's you down there? >> i'm at the bottom. >> seth: oh long did you have to sit -- did you have to sit for your photo? >> i don't know really where they got that picture. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] was is it possible you passed out and then they drew it? [ laughter ] >> well, i was in a tie and i don't wear a tie very often. there was probably a dead body in the room. >> seth: and they just put your face on it. >> right. [ laughter ] >> seth: so what do we got here? so what's the difference between the black and the white? >> the black, we age it longer -- >> seth: okay. >> it stays in the barrel and it's bottled at a little higher strength. >> seth: so, what's the difference between the aging of how long here and how long here. >> this one's five to six. >> seth: okay. >> this one is four. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> and this one, when you taste it, you'll see more of the wood influence. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ]
i tasted the wood that time. [ laughter ] i chewed on the wood. that was really exciting. [ laughter ] now, what does it mean to be a master distiller? is it like being a doctor, where you have to go through a lot of extra school, or do you just learn -- >> i kind of learned it growing up at the plant with my father. you know, growing up, he showed me the business. taught me how to make the bourbon. 'cause this is a family -- >> seth: gotcha. >> this is a legacy, goes back to 1795. so, you know, we keep making it. my son, i'm teaching him now. >> seth: and it was up to your father to say you were the master now? >> oh, he was actually -- passed away when they made me the master. >> seth: who made you the master then? >> our people at the business. >> seth: was it a big ceremony? or does it sort of happen -- >> yeah, it was a pretty big ceremony. >> seth: did they give you a hat? is there any kind of hat? >> they put my picture on the bottle. >> seth: they put your picture on the bottle. right. so, tell us about our last whiskey here. >> this las one -- >> seth: or last bourbon here. >> is our jim beam apple. >> seth: okay. >> where we take kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and we mix it with apples and it's got an apple flavor.
>> seth: i would have guessed that. >> one of our leading rollouts of late. >> seth: because i would assume for the holidays this is a good one. cheers. >> cheers. >> seth: and i already chew apples, so i'll nail this one. [ laughter ] that's very apply. i like that a lot. >> yeah. now, and we have a cocktail here. >> seth: okay. >> that is our jim beam apple and soda. >> seth: okay. >> you mix it up, have a nice refreshing cocktail. >> seth: do you recommend -- when people order bourbon straight at a bar, do you say don't get it with rocks? or is it -- >> drink it any way you want to. >> seth: i like your style. >> they way you like it, that's the way you drink it. >> seth: all right, perfect. do i have to chew this? [ laughter ] fred noe, everybody! we'll be right back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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